Sweet Potato Cran-Pistachio Tostadas with Tangy Mango Sauce

February 24, 2015

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Sharing Every Bite | Sweet Potato Cran-Pistachio Tostadas #glutenfree #vegan #mexican #mango #lime #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com

 

Sharing Every Bite | Sweet Potato Cran-Pistachio Tostadas #glutenfree #vegan #mexican #mango #lime #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com


I may be going off the boat just a tad when I throw this one out there, but instead of Taco Tuesday, I'm celebrating Tostada Tuesday! You'll be pleasantly surprised to try such a great twist on traditional savory tostadas. These sit on that perfect balance between tangy, sweet, salty, and crunchy. And not only that, but they're a total cinch to make! I promise, you'll be coming back for seconds... or thirds like me.

 

So what's new here, you ask? Well the most glaring piece of news is that I got the results from my allergy panel blood results back...finally, nearly two months later. I've been so anxious to see what other allergies I may have because of constant skin issues, continued metabolism sluggishness, and an overall feeling of grogginess during random times each week. As you probably know, I'm already vegan, gluten-free, and soy free, so I was hoping there wouldn't be much more. And what I found out today was that Peppermint and Thyme are +3 (on a 1-4 scale, 4 being the worst). Then, mushrooms, pecans, oregano, white potato, raspberries, sesame seeds, vanilla, walnuts, and watermelon are +2. After that, every spice you can possibly think of and garbanzo beans are +1. Let's just say this isn't the best day I've had in a while.

 

It's been a bit of a downer actually, but I'm trying to bounce back quickly. After all, I've taken tons of things that I used to eat daily out of my diet completely, and I'm still a happy camper most days. Yet another challenge in creativity! What other flavorful foods can amp up the taste experience? You best believe I'll find them. :)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

 

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving: 1 Tostada

Calories: 357

 

 

Ingredients (Main):

 

  • 1 c. sweet potato (+ 1 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1/2 c. diced sweet yellow onion
  • 1/4 c. dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c. dry roasted salted pistachios
  • 1 c. green cabbage or spinach
  •  1/2 c. black beans (rinsed, drained)
  • 4 corn tostada shells
  • 1 tsp. cilantro flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste

 

Ingredients (Creamy Mango Sauce):

 

  • 1/2 c. mango
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbs. unsweetened coconut yogurt

 

Directions:

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut sweet potato into small cubes and dice onion.
  3. Add both to a lightly greased cooking sheet , coat with 1 Tbs. olive oil, and season with cilantro, salt, and pepper.
  4. Cook for 30 minutes. Sharing Every Bite | Sweet Potato Cran-Pistachio Tostadas #glutenfree #vegan #mexican #mango #lime #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com
  5. While the sweet potatoes are in the oven, blend mango, lime juice, and coconut yogurt until smooth. (Set aside.) This beautiful picture is how to cut a mango without all the hassle. Slice along the pit on both sides, then score the pieces in a grid. Flip the mango inside out to push those pieces apart and use a knife to slice the flesh away from the skin. Easy, right? Sharing Every Bite | Sweet Potato Cran-Pistachio Tostadas #glutenfree #vegan #mexican #mango #lime #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com
  6. Add black beans to sweet potatoes before serving.
  7. Layer and serve any way you'd like! You should have 1 Tbs. worth of cranberries and pistachios per tostada, and approximately 1/3 c. of the sweet potato + black bean mix.

 

 

 

Sharing Every Bite | Sweet Potato Cran-Pistachio Tostadas #glutenfree #vegan #mexican #mango #lime #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com

 

Sharing Every Bite | Sweet Potato Cran-Pistachio Tostadas #glutenfree #vegan #mexican #mango #lime #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com

 

Sharing Every Bite | Sweet Potato Cran-Pistachio Tostadas #glutenfree #vegan #mexican #mango #lime #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com

 

Well there you go! Pleasing to the eyes and the taste buds... if I do say so myself. Let me know what you think when you make them by tagging @sharingeverybite on Instagram, @sharingeverybit on Twitter, or on Facebook. Happy Tostada Tuesday!

 

Best wishes,